If you haven’t figured it out from my recent posts, I have made a concentrated effort to work with each of my cameras and lenses to review their limitations and strengths in more depth. My last post “Trees” was an example of how I will probably mostly use my pocket LT1. The images in this post show how I will probably use my 18 mm prime lens on the X-E1; i.e., walking about in towns among people when traveling, etc.
All of the above images were taken at an aperture of F8. I left the camera at that setting and let the shutter speed range between 1/250 and 1/1100 sec. at the base ISO of 200. I used center point focusing and then cropped the pictures (usually the bottom was cut off) to achieve the above compositions which are the full width. I sometimes took the pictures (like the first one) without raising the camera to eye level.
It isn’t the sharpest Fuji lens, but it is a small pancake lens. With it on the X-E1 I can keep the camera on a strap around my neck and under a jacket if I need to hide it or if it rains suddenly. It also easily fits into a zip-lock bag if it rains and I don’t have a waterproof jacket. In addition, it also is out-of-the-way while hanging on the strap when I’m sitting in a restaurant. I also use my 27 mm lens this same way if/when I need a smaller field of view.